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In the world of ‘Christian camping’ there’s an expression that keeps on popping up: ‘temporary community.’
It’s a great way to describe what happens when a group goes away to effectively ‘live’ together at the one place at the one time.
Our theology drives us to see our gatherings around the word of God by the Spirit of God as a genuine ‘slice of heaven’, and when we join together for these occasions, we so often see great fruit from the time away.
My prayer is that we will be able to get nearly all of our church people away to our Weekendaway on 21-23 March next year at Nowra, and that as we do it, we will enjoy the great experience of loving and being loved by others.
Please put the dates away in your diary, and be assured that if you think that money will be a reason you potentially can’t make it, that we will make sure you’re able to come.
Guess what? Our whole church is going away on holidays together!
On the weekend of 21st to 23rd March next year we’re heading away together to the beautiful ‘Waterslea’ site in Nowra for a great Bible teaching, prayer, and lots of opportunities to informally spend time together across the ages of our church.
Our guest speaker is none other than Mark Thompson, the Principal of Moore Theological College, who will be helping us understand more about what Jesus is really like… his human and divine natures.
More details will be provided soon, but for now please put the date in your diary NOW so that you don’t miss out on this important weekend in the life of our church.
Please also pray that God will do great things by his Holy Spirit as his word richly dwells among us as we spend time together that weekend.
Mark 13 is talking about the most earth-shattering event in history… the brutal execution of Israel’s own Messiah, at the hands of the very people he loved.
And as we carefully consider this dramatic chapter, we will see afresh how the cross of Christ is at the heart of human history… and that everything in life stands or falls because of that day.
Over the past few weeks we have seen pictures on our screens that have led us to shock and sadness.
The evidence that President Assad has fired chemical weapons on his own people shows the deep chaos that has crippled Syria as the country suffers from the effects of long-term civil war.
Now it seems that it will be an anxious wait for the Assad government as the imminent threat of attack from the United States hangs over its head.
Let us join in prayer for the people of Syria, asking God to lead them all through this crisis to turn to Jesus, leading the leaders to rule in justice and in truth, and restraining the evil that is unfolding before our eyes.
Pray that the Christians in the country and amongst the refugees will have a strong and powerful witness to their fellow citizens, and that through this ongoing tragedy, the name of Jesus would be glorified.
It’s only a short time until the adults of our nation choose our future Federal Government leaders for the next three years.
We can be thankful to God for the peace and good order of our nation and the opportunity we have to be regularly involved in this democratic process.
We should continue to pray for wisdom as we each make our vote, and ask God to give us leaders who will honour him as the true ruler of Australia.
Please pray that our Governments will make decisions that care for the needy, show justice to the oppressed, and exercise wisdom in making moral decisions that affect the lives of all Australians.